This EU merged side event to COP 26, aims at showcasing tourism and circular economy implementation as a driver of sustainable development towards climate neutrality, building European inter-sectoral clusters among tourism stakeholders, using examples from sustainable mobility, biodiversity & protected areas. The main challenge will be to identify possible solutions for sustainable tourism and mobility such as investing in more climate friendly travels tools and certification tourism clusters schemes.
Mirabilia Network of Italian chambers of commerce has been selected by the European Commission DG CLIMA, for the organization of a European Union side event at COP26.
Mirabilia is leading the 1-hour session (including Caserta panel) in collaboration with other organizations involved for Glasgowpanel (TravelGreen Planet 2030, SunX reg.&climate champions),and for Poggibonsi panel (Municipality, Florence City, Siena Province), aiming at showcasing tourism and circular economy implementation as a driver of sustainable development towards climate neutrality, building European inter-sectoral clusters among tourism stakeholders, using examples from sustainable mobility, biodiversity & protected areas
- adaptation to climate change | climate change
- On site in Caserta and 1hour online as EU side event to COP26Italy
- English, Italian
Sustainable tourism as a driver to achieving global climate neutrality
Opening session -09:30- 11 :00
Moderator- Gianni Molinari, Chief Editor at Il Mattino of Napoli
National, local and macro regional representatives
Tommaso De Simone, President of the chamber of commerce of Caserta
Carlo Marino, Mayor of Caserta
Angelo Tortorelli, President of Mirabilia Network
Giorgio Mencaroni, Delegate tourism transition at Unioncamere Italy
Joze Tomas,President of the Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce
Valentina Superti, Director DG GROW, European Commission -
Pina Picierno, Member of the European Parliament
Synergies among tourism projects financed by COSME programme 2014-2020–
Showcases TOURCOOP 2019 EU proposals (on site/ on line)
- ETGG2030 - Lund-Durlacher, Dagmar – Germany – online
- CENTOUR- Lorenza Natali, Italyv- on site
- Eco-Tandem-Marika Mazzi Boém – Italyv- on site
- SUSTOUR - Naut Kusters, The Netherlands- online
- TOURBAN - Berta Pérez, - Spain - online
- TouriSME - Michelle Perello – Spain- online
11:45 –coffee break
EU online side event to COP 26 session (web streaming with DG Clima) -
Focusing on the topic of circular economy and tourism, sustainable transport, and biodiversity & protected areas.
Moderator, Cinzia De Marzo, EU Climate Pact Ambassador and EuCliPa Italy member
Panel -1 – Top down approach- Gordon Sillence, Travel Green Planet, Geoffrey Lipman, President SunXMalta, Oliver Hillel, Secretariat Conv Biodiversity/UNEP in Montreal
Panel 2- - Bottom up approach- Roberto Gambassi - Councilor for Mobility and Environment, Municipality of Poggibonsi, Claudio Torsellini and Cristiano Pellegrin, Province of Siena, Alberto Berti – Mobility Manager of the Metropolitan City of Florence
Panel 3 –European dimension- Vito Signati, Director of Mirabilia Network, Herbert Hamele, President of Ecotrans network, Giuseppe Riello, President of the chamber of commerce of Verona, Vice President of Unioncamere - Delegate for ecological transition, Italy
Signature of Glasgow Declarationon Climate action in tourism, promoted by ONE PLANET network, in the framewok of sustainable tourism programme, to show up the public-private political and operational engagement to:
- Support the global commitment to at least halve emissions by 2030 and reach Net Zero as soon as possible before 2050.
- Deliver climate action plans within 12 months from becoming a signatory (or updating existing plans) and implementing them.
- Report publicly on an annual basis on progress against targets and actions.
- Align with 5 pathways: measure, decarbonize, regenerate, collaborate, finance.
- Work in a collaborative spirit, share good practices and solutions, and disseminate information
Satellite events are organised by individuals or organisations across Europe in contribution to the European Climate Pact. The events are held under the responsibility of the organisers indicated in the description, and the information given or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Commission.